Naked Soul Concert Series @ the Rubin Museum of Art: 150 West 17th Street - New York, NY 10011
Naked Soul at the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC, the only museum in North America whose entire collection is artwork from the Himalayas (Soul). It's a very unique series as it is all acoustic and un-amplified (Naked) in the Rubin's 137 seat all cherry wood-lined theater which has amazing acoustics. When the artists arrive they are given a tour of the museum. Slides of any paintings or sculpture that speaks to the artist's music is shown behind them during the appropriate song during the performance. Artists are encouraged to make connections between the art and their music. After the concert, the audience is given a guided tour of the artwork that was shown. Past artists include Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Joan Osborne, Graham Parker, Rhett Miller, Patty Larkin, Kristin Hersh, Richard Shindell, Teddy Thompson, Joseph Arthur, Mike Doughty, Marc Cohn, Loudon Wainwright III, Jane Siberry, Lucy Kaplansky, Chris Smither, Michelle Schocked, Jonatha Brooke, Paula Cole, Alejandro Escovedo and many more.
Nicole Atkins: Friday February 8, 2013 @ 7:00 PM $27.50 in advance / $30.00 day of: Nicole Atkins has the sort of elegant, super-sized voice that belongs to an earlier era. With her throaty vibrato and lushly orchestrated pop songs, she brings to mind a blend of Roy Orbison, Loretta Lynn and Jenny Lewis.
Freedy Johnston: Friday Feb 22, 2013 @ 7:00 PM $25.00 in advance / $30.00 day of: Freedy Johnston has been hailed “a master of subtle songcraft" and an observant and tuneful chronicler of odd characters (one must presume including himself)." – Pitchfork
Aoife O’Donovan: Friday March 22, 2013 @ 7:00 PM $22.50 in advance / $25.00 day of: “The newest darling of the Americana set” – USA TODAY. For 10 years, Aoife fronted the alt-bluegrass/string band Crooked Still, and has or performed with artists such as Jerry Douglas, Lyle Lovett, Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Stuart Duncan, The Punch Brothers, and more.
Eric Anderson: Friday March 29, 2013 @ 7:00 PM $25.00 in advance / $30.00 day of: Eric Andersen's career spans over 45 years. He has recorded 25 albums of original songs and toured extensively in North America, Europe, and Japan. “Andersen is the most elegant of singers.” – Rolling Stone
Janis Ian: Friday April 19, 2013 @ 7:00 PM $45.00 in advance / $50.00 day of: Janis Ian was a musical child prodigy, picking up her father’s battered guitar at age 10 and publishing her first song to rock the nation at age 14. Despite being initially banned by radio stations for being too “subversive”, Society’s Child quickly went to #1 and Ian joined the ranks of fellow icons Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin.